Health Law's Constitutionality Back in Focus With GOP Suit

Health Law's Constitutionality Back in Focus With GOP Suit
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP

Republican state attorneys general plan to argue Wednesday before a federal judge that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional and should be struck down, making their case as some GOP candidates are trying to shift focus away from the health law.

The lawsuit asserts that the health law is illegitimate now that Congress has repealed the ACA's tax-based penalty on people who don't have health insurance When the Supreme Court upheld the ACA in 2012 as constitutional, it cited Congress's taxing power under the Constitution.

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